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Festivals and concert series

The early music festival scene in the UK is extraordinarily creative and adventurous. Emerging and established artists alike are bridging the gap between the past and the present with inspiring programmes at festivals and in concert series across the country.

Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival

Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival

The Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival celebrates the glorious county town’s historic association with musicians since medieval times.

Blessed by extraordinarily rich ecclesiastical buildings, and a wealth of musical carvings in stone & wood in both Beverley Minster and St Mary’s Church, Beverley is the perfect place for a festival of early music.

Run by the National Centre for Early Music, the festival draws in residents and visitors alike to its annual series of concerts, illustrated lectures and associated workshops.

  • 🌱Spring festival
  • 📅Fri 24 May 2024Sun 26 May 2024
  • 📍Beverley and East Riding, Yorkshire
Barbican Centre & Milton Court

Barbican Centre & Milton Court

  • 🎉Throughout the year
  • 📅Thu 30 May 2024
  • 📍Barbican Centre, London
St George's Bristol Baroque Series

St George's Bristol Baroque Series

  • 🎉Throughout the year
  • 📅Fri 31 May 2024
  • 📍St George's Bristol
Handel Hendrix House

Handel Hendrix House

  • 🌱Spring series
  • 📅Mon 3 June 2024
  • 📍Handel Hendrix House
English Haydn Festival

English Haydn Festival

  • ☀️Summer festival
  • 📅Wed 12 June 2024
  • 📍St Mary Magdalene Church, Bridgnorth
Stoke Newington Early Music Festival

Stoke Newington Early Music Festival

  • ☀️Summer festival
  • 📅Wed 19 June 2024
  • 📍Stoke Newington
Stour Music

Stour Music

  • ☀️Summer festival
  • 📅Fri 21 June 2024
  • 📍All Saints Church, Boughton Aluph
Buxton International Festival

Buxton International Festival

  • ☀️Summer festival
  • 📅Thu 4 July 2024
  • 📍Buxton
York Early Music Festival

York Early Music Festival

  • ☀️Summer festival
  • 📅Sat 6 July 2024
  • 📍National Centre for Early Music, York
Early Music at the BBC Proms

Early Music at the BBC Proms

  • ☀️Summer festival
  • 📅Fri 19 July 2024
  • 📍London, Bristol, Nottingham, Gateshead, Aberdeen, Belfast and Newport
The Music Summer School and Festival

The Music Summer School and Festival

  • ☀️Summer festival
  • 📅Sat 27 July 2024
  • 📍Gresham's School, Holt
Medieval Music in the Dales

Medieval Music in the Dales

  • 🍂Autumn festival
  • 📅Fri 13 September 2024
  • 📍Bolton Castle, North Yorkshire
Banbury Early Music Festival

Banbury Early Music Festival

  • 🍂Autumn festival
  • 📅Sat 28 September 2024
  • 📍St Mary's Church, Banbury
Brighton Early Music Festival

Brighton Early Music Festival

  • 🍂Autumn festival
  • 📅Fri 11 October 2024
  • 📍Brighton
Brecon Baroque Festival

Brecon Baroque Festival

  • 🍂Autumn festival
  • 📅Fri 11 October 2024
  • 📍Brecon
Saffron Hall

Saffron Hall

  • 🎉Throughout the year
  • 📅Sun 20 October 2024
  • 📍Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
London International Festival of Early Music

London International Festival of Early Music

  • 🍂Autumn festival
  • 📅Wed 13 November 2024
  • 📍Blackheath, London
Bristol Early Music Festival

Bristol Early Music Festival

  • 🌱Spring festival
  • 📅TBA
  • 📍All Saints Church, Clifton, Bristol
Concerts at the National Musicians' Church

Concerts at the National Musicians' Church

  • 🎉Throughout the year
  • 📅TBA
  • 📍Holy Sepulchre Church, Holborn Viaduct
Fairest Isle Festival

Fairest Isle Festival

  • 🌱Spring festival
  • 📅TBA
  • 📍Isle of Wight - Newport, Ryde and Ventnor
Folkestone Early Music

Folkestone Early Music

  • 🎉Throughout the year
  • 📅TBA
  • 📍The Green Room at The Grand Hotel, Folkestone
Harpsichord en Fête

Harpsichord en Fête

  • ❄️Winter festival
  • 📅TBA
  • 📍Saint Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh and King’s College Chapel, Aberdeen
Keble Early Music Festival

Keble Early Music Festival

  • ❄️Winter festival
  • 📅TBA
  • 📍Keble College Chapel, Oxford
Leamington Early Music Series

Leamington Early Music Series

  • ❄️Winter series
  • 📅TBA
  • 📍St Mary's Church, Warwick
London Festival of Baroque Music

London Festival of Baroque Music

  • 🌱Spring festival
  • 📅TBA
  • 📍St John's Smith Square, London
London Handel Festival

London Handel Festival

  • 🌱Spring festival
  • 📅TBA
  • 📍St George's, Hanover Square & other London venues
Mayfield Festival

Mayfield Festival

  • 🌱Spring festival
  • 📅TBA
  • 📍Mayfield, East Sussex
Otley Baroque

Otley Baroque

  • 🎉Throughout the year
  • 📅TBA
  • 📍All Saints’ Church, Otley
Sands Films Music Room

Sands Films Music Room

  • 🎉Throughout the year
  • 📅TBA
  • 📍Rotherhithe, London
St Martin-in-the-Fields

St Martin-in-the-Fields

  • 🎉Throughout the year
  • 📅TBA
  • 📍St Martin-in-the-Fields, London
The Georgian Concert Society

The Georgian Concert Society

  • 🎉Throughout the year
  • 📅TBA
  • 📍St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh
Vermeer Chamber Concerts

Vermeer Chamber Concerts

  • 🎉Throughout the year
  • 📅TBA
  • 📍London
Worcestershire Early Music

Worcestershire Early Music

  • 🎉Throughout the year
  • 📅TBA
  • 📍Angel Centre, Worcester